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She opens up about the ups and downs of her 9-year Olympic journey
Hidilyn Diaz has left an indelible mark in Philippine history as the first-ever gold medalist in the Olympics. Apart from that, she also set the current Olympic record in the women's 55-kilogram division, lifting 127kg in her clean-and-jerk event, for a total
Pinoys just love a good quip.
Another bout of the Summer Olympic games has just concluded! The Pearl of the Orient was done proud with our biggest medal haul since 1932. This was thanks to Hidilyn Diaz who historically won Gold in the Women’s 55kg Weightlifting category, Nesthy Petecio
She wanted it, and she got it.
Whether an answered prayer or just the law of attraction, there's always something magical about people saying their wishes out loud and actually achieving it. These days similar anecdotes are being passed around with the hashtag #manifest; or in Filipino, it's what
Olympians get access to dermatologists, free haircuts, and more!
As fanfare over the Tokyo 2020 Olympics continues to sweep the globe, athletes take center stage, pumping years of blood, sweat, and hard work into their respective events, in hopes of taking home a medal for their countries. When they’re not chasing
It could cancel the 'kababae mong tao' thinking that has permeated our culture and more, says a gender studies professor.
In a particularly patriarchal society, we've long been conditioned into boxing things into gender roles—this is for men, this is for women. Anyone who doesn't conform to these standards is seen as outlandish.It's a way of thinking that's long seeped into sports.For
From Teofilo Yldefonso to Hidilyn Diaz, here are the Filipino athletes who competed on the international stage and brought back a medal (or two).
The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics have begun, and excitement is at an all-time high. While we've gotten to know the Filipino athletes who are competing under Team Philippines in Japan, it's worth looking back at the Filipinos who have won medals in
The athlete’s hard work is paying off in spades.
After making Olympic history as the first Filipino to win a gold medal, it’s not farfetched to say that weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz is now considered a national treasure. Of course, someone of her caliber bestowed that title aptly deserves to be showered
We finally know why!
It’s a familiar sight on Olympic podiums, winning athletes biting their medals with triumphant grins plastered on their faces, while the world watches on, the act already routine to them. Though most viewers won’t question it anymore the way no one would
Now that's a perk worthy of a gold medal.
Sure, Hidilyn Diaz might be coming home to a cash prize worth over 30 million pesos after her victory at the Tokyo Olympics. She's also receiving a house and lot, and a multi-million-peso condominium in the city at that. Those are all
It was a tender moment that will make you even prouder to be Pinoy.
The Philippines had never won an Olympic gold medal before Hidilyn Diaz. On Monday, July 26, the 30-year-old weightlifter beat out China's Liao Qiuyun and Kazakhstan's Zulfiya Chinshanlo by lifting a record-breaking combined weight of 224 kilograms (493.8 pounds), closing the women's 55kg
All were well-deserved tributes to our historic Olympian.
Nothing lifts the spirit quite like an Olympic gold victory. Though the incessant rain and pandemic woes have plagued Filipinos as of late, weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz provided that much needed boost of morale when she won the top spot for the women’s
Meet the real life weightlifting fairy!
The entire country united in jubilation when weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz won the Philippines its first-ever Gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, 97 years into joining the quadrennial meet. The Filipina memorably beat out her Chinese competitor to cement herself in the history